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Sioux reservation fights to keep out alcohol, and beer traded for sex

Leaders of a Sioux reservation in South Dakota are fighting to shut down liquor sales in a nearby town, across the border in Nebraska, a town which seems to exist only to get liquor onto the reservation. The investigative reporting group 100Reporters has an in-depth story on the town and the reservation.

Whiteclay’s beer stores also trade alcohol for sex and sell to bootleggers, intoxicated customers and people who have no legal place, such as a licensed bar or café, in which to consume their purchases. That’s according to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, which has filed a federal lawsuit against the stores and the breweries and distributors that supply them, for knowingly contributing to the epidemic of alcoholism on their impoverished reservation.

Reporter Stephanie Woodard has the story at 100r.org.